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|06-26-2009 07:25 AM|
Originally Posted by scottyt View Post
Now that I think about it, even the 100amp/hr batteries were from Walmart!
Edit - This is very similar to the microwave I bought, this one is 55$us but the one I bought was less because it was a promotional item.
Source: (I'm not posting the source because A) it should be obvious, and B) it is an advertisement)
One reason I wanted one with the knobs on it instead of electronic gwhiz is because when the microwave *dings* and it is finished cooking, it is also finished using electricity until you use it again.
|06-26-2009 03:27 AM|
|scottyt||sounds like a 800 watt cheapy microwave from walmart and a 1000 watt inverter might be better|
|06-26-2009 02:20 AM|
Originally Posted by badsanta View Post
So I contacted the European distributor, and they sent me out another unit. This one at least seemed to work, technically, but it had an annoying whine when operating and it took over 12 minutes to boil a cup of water that was already warm, filled from the hot water tap, and a bag of popcorn was, as with badsanta, a complete failure. Hit the 6-min popcorn button twice and hardly any seeds popped. I had the feeling that this unit was also defective and running at the lower power setting, and not at full power.
I've used a 650W microwave on an RV alot and it worked fine for darn near anything, and this unit was pathetic. I think badsanta may be right that it's running at 450W (or less) even in the 'high power' mode.
In any case, I'm doing my best to get a full refund.
Wonderful concept. Poor product.
(perhaps, and hopefully, a future incarnation of the concept/product will live up to the specs, in which case if the reviews are near unanimous, I may try it again)
|06-25-2009 12:37 AM|
|badsanta||Well it came in several weeks late. It works, but is underpowered compared to a house hold type. My big complant is they say it is a 660 watt output but on the stamp on the back it says 450 watts. I sent them a note but have not received any info back. I do like it it as it fits my spot well. I cook alot of the individual size dinners, but they take twice as long as at home. But if I cook from scratch I tend to over cook. The worse was I tried to cook a 100 calorie pack of pop corn I pushed the pop corn timer twice (12 minutes total) and it never popped. But if you want it to reheat small things it works well but takes longer. Yes I was direct connect to the batteries or 120. both were the same.|
|06-03-2009 11:37 PM|
|badsanta||Dont order yet, they are out and dont expect to be able to ship for 3 weeks at the least. well so much for the 48 hour shipping|
|05-26-2009 08:19 AM|
Originally Posted by dacap06 View Post
I don't think anyone using this in any serious manner is going to bother with the ligher cable, but will always connect it directly to the battery for full power.
|05-26-2009 08:09 AM|
Originally Posted by patrickstickler View Post
Hmmm ... 1 minute to heat a cup of water at home, 20 minutes to heat a cup of water in the portable unit. My stove is faster than that! I wonder what this portable microwave draws when connected directly to the batteries?
|05-26-2009 03:08 AM|
Originally Posted by wind_magic View Post
|05-26-2009 03:05 AM|
Originally Posted by quidam1947 View Post
The device appears to have rather limited power when not connected to either the battery directly, via the jumper cables, or to AC. I've seen similar reports of it being underpowered, but it seems in all cases they were using the cigarette lighter cord.
|05-26-2009 02:03 AM|
|wind_magic||I don't understand what the purpose of this microwave is. Does it mean portable, like, on batteries to take camping ? Why would anyone want to take a microwave camping unless they are in a camper ? And if that isn't what it means, if it is just 12vdc, then why bother when most inverters will drive a small 100$us microwave that is available from any box store ?|
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